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our nation's massive debt challenge. >>> a special election following jesse jackson jr.'s resignation from congress. jackson says he needs to spend time, quote, restoring my health. jackson mysteriously disappeared from capitol hill in may and his office later revealed he was dealing with depression and had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. health concerns aren't the only thing jackson is facing, though. ted rowlands is in chicago. good morning, ted. >> reporter: good morning, carol. yeah. well, the health concerns are significant. he had two stints at the mayo clinic. talking to family members, that was the main reason why he just couldn't move forward. and he gave his letter of resignation to john boehner yesterday. in that letter, though, for the first time -- this is what you were alluding to, carol, he did acknowledge he knows he is the subject of a federal investigation for possible misuse of campaign funds. and in that letter at one point he said talking about that, i'm doing my best to address the situation responsibly, cooperate with the investigators and accept responsib
difficulties ] >> bill: kongman, jesse jackson, jr. has retired. john stanton will be with us. great lineup today, but first. >> some of the headlines making news on this monday. president obama and his daughter went out on saturday to a block store in arlington, virginia. he consulted his blackberry and bought 15 books for his friends and family. unlike michelle who is said to spent hours on shopping. >> he is a professional guy. mission accomplished. >> notre dame is heading to the bcs national championship game. they went undefeated for the season and now awaiting the winner for the sec championship. they'll likely face either alabama or georgia in that game. >> they will play either alabama or georgia. role tide. >> instan gram broke a already for the number of pictures up loaded on thanksgiving day. a total of 10 million uploads on the social sharing program. >> bill: there are people who will never take a bite before they take a picture. whatever course it is. >> peter is shaking his head. >> shut up and eat your food. >> i'll admit i put up some instagram photos of food
." call or click today. >>> one of the jackson brothers trying to change his famous last name, or at least the way that it's spelled. jermaine is petitioning a california court to change the last name -- the spelling of his last name to s-u-n rather than s-o-n. jackson, who's been touring with his brothers and promoting his book about his brother michael jackson says he wants to change the name for artistic reasons. >>> here's something out of this world. scientists believe they found a family of planets that may be capable of supporting life. one is so big it is called super earth. scientists delivered the planet in 2008 orbiting an orange star. it is roughly 42 light years away. this is an artist's rendering of the planet. scientists say it is a rocky world. at least seven times the size of earth. they believe it can contain water on the surface, which is necessary for life. >> do you think there are scientists who say i was thinking about hd40 -- >> just call it paul or something. keep it simple. >>> an nba great compares playing basketball with the president to playing with michael jor
. >>> illinois congressman jesse jackson jr. may be about to resign just days after being re-elected. our chicago station reports jackson is negotiating a plea deal. he is accused of misusing campaign funds. jay levine reports jackson would give up his seat and may have to go to prison. >> reporter: sightings of jackson, once a rising star of the democratic party, have been rare since he began treatment for a bipolar disorder back in june. a photo with a visiting colleague at the mayo clinic. another outside his home in washington. and video of him closing the blinds after spotting a cameraman. while the congressman splits his time between his washington, d.c., home and mayo in minnesota, high powered defense attorney dan webb, a former top prosecutor himself, has been the point person for jackson in talks with the justice department. negotiating a deal that would include jackson resigning for health reasons, pleading guilty to charges involving misuse of campaign funds, and paying back contributions that were converted to personal use such as home furnishings, improper travel and gifts. at least
future. why jesse jackson jr.'s troubles may be far from over. new reaction from a live report. >>> plus, a judge rules on the future of hostess. what will happen to the maker of those tasty twinkies? are they down for the count? find out. heather: we have a fox news alert for you, dense fog being blamed for a 50 vehicle pile-up in jefferson county, texas. reports say that at least 35 people are injured, no reports of any deaths so far. shutting down, though, interstate 10 in both directions. this happened around 8:00 this morning. you can take a look at some video of the pile-up right there. once again these are live pictures. no deaths being reported from this, but about 35 injuries so far. so a traffic snarl for all those people there in texas trying to get home for the holidays. rick: that's too bad. we'll keep an eye on that and bring you more information as we get it. >>> right now, though, a congressman's fall. jesse jackson jr.'s resignation from congress might spell the end of a political career that once held so much promise. but it hardly means that his troubles are over. stil
times, your hometown paper. jesse jackson jr. is holding talks. folks hinted over this. this is over his alleged misuse of campaign funds. he easily won re-election on tuesday night with 64% of the vote even though he's undergoing treatment. >> front page news. >> it's a big deal. he is undergoing treatment at mayo clinic for bipolar disorder. >> and there is a whole deal with blagojevich and that scandal. >>> "the new york daily news" has a forry about an effort to make puerto rico the 51st state. puerto rican voters approved a nonbinding referendum to change the island status from u.s. territory to a state. in one ballot question, 61% said they wanted to achieve statehood. then another question, 46% said they prefer to remain a commonwealth. so since it's a majority there, congress actually gets to decide what happens next here. but it's interesting that the people, the younger people are speaking up for statehood now. >> it is the younger people? >> a huge, huge number of young people would like to see it become a state. >> all right. you want to find out more about this, an expanded
talking about. can you believe it? it's not phil jackson. we're going to tell you who it was. good morning, everybody. welcome back to "early start." it's 28 minutes after the hour. i'm alina cho. >> and i'm alison kosik. john berman and zoraida sambolin are off today. it is 28 minutes past the hour. we're learning more this morning about the dramatic yawn fall of cia director david petraeus after an affair with his biographer. it's triggered new questions about an fbi investigation and demands from lawmakers concerned about a possible breach of national security. cnn's barbara star is following developments for us. she's live at the pentagon. barbara, good morning. talk to us about the timing of this investigation. >> well, good morning, alison. apparently it all started several months ago when the fbi began investigating a complaint about harassing e-mails a woman was receiving. those e-mails were tracked back to paula broadwell. so, the investigation proceeds. by all accounts, no evidence of any security breach at this point. but, it's the timing that is raising questions. it was electi
. jesse jackson striking a deal with the feds. but first, to the senate where a record number of women -- 20 of them -- will hold the title u.s. senator next year compared to the 15 seats held by women right now. five new women senators joined the pack. the senate also saw a slight gain in minorities. five minority senators will now hold seats next year as opposed to four right now. two new senators elect are responsible for the change. hawaii's hirono. republicans held on to their majority but they will be made up of more white men next year by losses of women incumbents and minority incumbent members. only one african-american and five latinos will remain in the gop conference. that assumes -- and if allen west does in fact lose his re-election campaign, he's demanding a recount. only one minority republican was newly elected on tuesday. mullen from oklahoma. he is a cherokee native american. that's compared to 17 minority democrats that were elected. >>> speaking of the house democratic caucus, look at this. white men no longer make up a majority of house democrats. when the new con
moment tarle but we wanted to follow up about jesse jackson jr. retiring from congress. he has smit his letter of resignation to speaker john boehner. they confirmed that today and he write it is move will set off a scrammle to fill the seat in the chicago area. pat quinn will have five days from the effective date of the resignation to announce the time of the special election. jesse jackson jr. resigning his seat in congress. we'll keep you posted on that. and we said we would take you live to the united nations at 3:00 this afternoon. that has been pushed back likely in response to the news of the ceasefire in israel today. that has been pushed to 3:30 eastern. we will take you there once it gets under way. >> james on our 65 and over line. good afternoon, sir. caller: i'm 85-year-old and i was living good up until the last four years off of my retirement. but in the last four years the cost of living has gone up so much that i can't make it. i have to get out and get odd jobs to buy groceries. and this -- the first of this year i got a 1.7 increase in social security and cost of liv
, five, george bret, 16, bow jackson, 22, dennis leonard, 29, dan quiz enberry, the powerball, 6, willie wilson. and while it is an odd coincidence, the royals spring training is in arizona where the other big winning ticket was sold. we're told when cindy called her husband to tell him the news that they had won the lottery, she said she thought she was having a heart attack. what do they plan to do with all of the money? the one thing they apparently have already discussed is adopting another child. savannah? >> it is willie, and kerry, think she will get the pony. who holds the other half of that jackpot. the other ticket was sold in arizona. why is there excitement at a gas station in maryland. tom costello is in upper marlboro to explain. >> reporter: this is really strange, all the way across the country. here is the answer. yesterday about 12:45, a gentleman walked in here into the store. he was wearing the reflective type of protective gear you wear if you worked on the highway, for example, and asked to check the powerball numbers and then he started celebrating, and celebrating
that talks are under way for a possible plea deal for congressman jesse jackson jr. the illinois democrat is currently being treated at the mayo clinic for bipolar disorder. the fbi investigating jackson for improperly using campaign funds for personal purchases potentially furniture at his home. but he coasted to victory tuesday, retaining his congressional seat despite virtually no presence on the campaign trail. the only involvement, a robo call, hadn't voted since june 8. and missed every one of the 225 votes since. that goes to show his strong contingency there. >> absolutely. >>> a look at your friday forecast, a big storm in the rockies with blizzard conditions and up to 2 feet of snow in montana, idaho, utah. showers along the california coast. some light rain in the dakotas. drier in the northeast. chilly morning in the southeast. >> 70s from miami to new orleans. 50s in the northwest. and midwest. 40s from seattle to portland. >> with veterans' day almost upon us, college sports going all out to support the vets and military in general. one way that is happening, tonight on the
in one sense that people may not be familiar with. he's the first american president since andrew jackson to win a re-election with a lower popular vote percentage than he won his first time. we don't do that in american politics. when we re-elect a president, we typically embrace that president even more strongly than the first time. the president's not in that political category, but he has won re-election and he has a mandate based on what he makes of it. many political scientists say the idea of a mandate is basically fiction. >> we learned something about the shape of the electorate. in 2008, the obama campaign decided they were going to build a coalition out of young voters, minority voters and college-educated women. they did that again. they did it in a slightly different ways and different regions of the country, but the president get a smaller share of the white vote, but the white vote shrunk, and he got a larger share -- well, the white vote actually stayed about the same, it's been shrinking since 1990, '92, but he got a larger vote of the minority vote, hispanics and african
jesse jackson jr. is resigning after dealing with bipolar disorder and other health problems for nearly a year. he said wednesday he needs to spend time getting better. he's been away from d.c. for most of the year. jackson is also being investigated for possibly trying to get president obama's old senate seat in exchange for fundraising. he has denied doing anything wrong. >>> we know you spend the first part of your saturday and sunday right here on hln but what's are you up to? we want to see what weekends in america look like in your hometown. kimberly captured this sweet moment in colorado springs, colorado. look at the mama and her fawn. she says she's thankful for photo ops like this. deer had been walking through her front yard on a daily basis. do you have a photo you'd like to share? go to hln.com/weekend express. your picture could be featured here. >>> a massive fireball lifts a strip club right off the ground. plus one hot item that's apparently all the rage. that i forget how to put gas in my car. [ male announcer ] and it's not just these owners giving the volt high prais
-hit hurricane sandy victims with so many in the area still recovering from the storm. and jesse jackson jr.'s days as a congressman could be numbered. "the chicago sun times" reports representatives for jackson are working on a plea deal to where he would resign from congress. he reportedly could face jail time. new details coming in to us this afternoon on the surprising resignation of general david petraeus from the cia. let's go straight to nbc news white house correspondent mike vickera. >> reporter: this controversy exploded just two days ago. the details have been coming fast and furious. kristen welker spoke with a former spokesman for david petraeus. he relayed the following information. his name is steve boylan. he says he spoke with david me tray yus today and learned the following information. the affair that is at the heart of this scandal that ended his career ended four months ago. in total, it lasted nine or ten months. it started a couple months after petraeus started at the cia, after he left active duty. if you recall, david wa petraeu was elevated to that post by preside
jackson. i saw a little wire that said new coach and i was like oh, phil jackson. >> phil jackson retired for a reason a few years ago for the los angeles lakers. he's 70 years old. he's burnt out. he probably doesn't want to be on the bench any longer dealing with a lot of personalities that they have in los angeles, obviously kobe bryant. >> what? kobe bryant has a big ego? >> personality. >> sorry, that was my editorializing. >> exactly. i think mike d'antoni is the right coach for the los angeles lakers right now. he's looking to get back in to a high profile position. the lakers are going to give him that opportunity after being unceremoniously dismissed by the knicks last year. also, because of, let's call it high personality. i think it's a good place for him to restart and it will be good for the los angeles lakers because they need somebody who is going to come in and put in an offense that fits their players. i think that was mike brown's problem with the lakers. he had these guys running and gunning like princeton used to, but the average age is 32 years old. >> out in the blik
jesse jackson jr. who resigned yesterday. he was treated at the mayo clinic for several months, and the investigation into alleged misuse of campaign funds. >> it's not surprising, he's been ill for a couple months now, a few months. he's had these ethics hanging over him. when he came into congress, he seemed like a rising star in the party. everyone knows his father. it has not worked out that way. in a way, it's unsurprising, but it is a moment of kind of lost potential. >> okay. neil irwin and kristen welker, thanks to you both. appreciate it. >>> up next, we're live at the macy's thanks giving day parade where this year includes a special tribute. plus getting ready for your holiday getaway. we're tracking the best deals to escape to. we want to know what you're thankful for this thanksgiving. [ tylenol bottle ] nyquil what are you doing? [ nyquil bottle ] just reading your label. wait...you relieve nasal congestion? sure don't you? [ nyquil bottle ] dude! [ female announcer ] tylenol® cold multi-symptom nighttime relieves nasal congestion. nyquil® cold and flu doesn't.
. women we have a champion." paris jackson said "saying a prayer, thank you, god. and #, don'thavetomovetocanada. >> donald trump, the ever shrinking violet wrote "well, back to the drawing board." this is how celebrities are reacting. >> you got to love, i guess the cele celebro twitter board. >> yep, yep, there you go. >> there's a look at it as we go to a break and we will be back again with so much more as we know. the big speeches coming up. what a night this is. we'll be back. hey, travis... get some friends, loser! so, are you all right, man? ♪ lean on me, thanks. ♪ when you're not strong, and i'll be your friend. ♪ ♪ i'll help you carry on... ♪ what does home feel like? it's in the faces of americans who built generations of memories in their home and then saw it slipping away. until friends they have never met, turned out to lend a hand. for more than 30 years, rebuilding together has spread hope to home owners in need. providing free home rehabilitation, making homes safer and more energy efficient. go to rebuilding together dot org and share the feeling o
of three hobbit films which serve as a prequel to peter jackson's lord of the rings trilogy. it has its american premiere next week here in new york. >> do you think americans will wear those little hats everyone was wearing? >> seems like a lot from that story but if anyone can do it peter jackson. >> those were a masterpiece. >> blockbusters. that's why they made all three, we can probably make 500 million each. >> easily. easily. >> all right. so we've been talking about the fiscal cliff, 34 days left until we go off the cliff. or slide down the cliff. there's been lots of metaphors about that combination of tax increases and deep spending cuts. both sides reporting little progress. the clock is ticking. everybody's talking about compromise. when you get into the details, not that much compromise. let's get to tim pawlenty, a top lobbyist for the banking industry serving as the ceo of the financial services roundtable which represents the 100 largest u.s. financial services companies. it's nice to have you with us, sir, nice to be with us. >> good morning, always good to be with you.
at home who are watching and all those students and professors in wayne college in jackson, tennessee. i was moved to know that you were going to watch the show and have a post election forum today. eat those donuts and have a good time. i'm going to see you tomorrow morning at 10:00 a.m. eastern.
what i wear, but i remember events by clothes. when i went to the janet jackson concert in 1984, i remember exactly what i wore. >> the new york aquarium sits right there on the beach, and a lot of heroic employees stood their ground and saved the fish there. >> erica, you're new here, but you should know that i'm the queen of practical jokes, and when you at least expect it, you will be the target of many, so there is a thing you've heard of, photobombing, now we have phone bombing. and we have this adorable wedding picture, 88 years in the ma making. and it's a bunch of fun things we will recap. >> and a heart warming story of survival. this abandoned dog has made a comeback. >> and we're going to talk about the current season of "the voice" with christina aguilera. >> first, we have a final check of weather. it's like if you miss this, you won't know anything for the rest of the day. >> yes, don't look up at the sky, it will just confuse you. we're looking at a nice day here in new york, finally. we won't see a lot of messy weather in the northeast for quite some time. the weath
of the second inaugural address and stone wall jackson's battlefield map. tuesday, november 13th, former republican vp candidate paul ryan and virginia senator warner will speak at the ceo council here in washington. that starts at 7:00 a.m. at the may flower hotel. on wednesday, november 14th, at 9:30 a.m., the topic on how to help returning veterans increase their job opportunitys in the private sector will be highlighted at the u.s. department of labor symposium. they'll focus on bettering career and education opportunities. thursday, november 15th, at 7:00 p.m. u.s. supreme court justice samuel alito offers the keynote address at the national lawyers convention. and friday, november 16th, 8:30 a.m., the national press club will look at social media in the 2012 presidential race, looking at the increasing role it's playing. that's your capital run down for the week of november 12th. you can find more at myfoxdc.com, and use our twitter hashtag, capitalrun down. i'm tom fitzgerald. we'll see you next week. >>> all righty. >> tucker barnes is here once again to tell us what's happening
jackson jr. of illinois has actually been re-elected despite spending the last several months in the mayo clinic. >> that's solidly democratic. but jesse jackson jr. who has won re-election in illinois has not been seen in congress since early this summer. i mean, he left for health reasons. he has not campaigned at all. and as you see, solid lead, democratic district, re-electing a democratic congressman that has been missing in action for almost half a year. >> so many of those congressional seats are so safe. >> i want to go back out and see if we can put upside by side, jake tapper and david muir. i think it's interesting to be in each of those rooms right now. feeling the mood of the room. jake tapper, if you can hear me right now, i have a question i wanted to ask. at one point, president obama's campaign but an exclamation point after "forward." it was just "forward" and then an exclamation point. when did they decide that was the right message for them? >> well, they went back and forth about a lot of different messages. and they ultimately decided "forward." and then there was so
's a test. >> -- that is a test. >> jackson? >> i guess it would be jackson. >> i think, yeah. one of five. >> it's a very big deal. it seems to me now -- and this goes to what john was just talking about -- how human they are. he is tired. it is incredibly emotional. so the question, then, is in this moment, does he become more open to humility, something mike's been talking about for a couple of days. does he become the humble figure who says, i heard you even if you voted against me. and we sometimes forget, these are men who run around realizing that virtually one out of every two people he sees doesn't want him to have the job he's got. >> right. zloo which >> which is an emotionally wearing thing, it would seem to me. does he draw strength from this? what does he learn from the first four years? and how long does this season of reflection really last when it hits the cold reality of dealing with what's coming up in december? >> and that is the thing to remember here, andrea, that as jon said, about half the country voted against him. and yet his victory was overwhelming when it came
and pray that they win it. >> we will go to steve on the republican line from jackson, mississippi. good evening to you. >> how are you doing? >> fine, thank you. >> i do not feel like a, has put in work to be the president. once again he led us down. jobs are nowhere in mississippi that i can find and i've been looking for three years. we need you to step up. >> dennis is next from four again. -- oregon. >> i have been an independent most of my life. i just voted for barack obama because the fact that everything he tried to do was blocked by the republicans and what he has accomplished is a lot in the last four years. i hope he wins. >> thank you for the call. from our twitter page. the networks declaring that barack obama winning pennsylvania. pennsylvania was mitt romney's pat way to-- pathway to 270. that pathways closing up fast. line.mocrats' >> hello and thank you for taking my call. i wanted to say that i am a retired firefighter, 34 years. 70% of our responses are medical related. most of those people go to the emergency room. they have no primary care. where have the republican
: jackson, mississippi. host: good morning. what do you think about the u.s. electoral system? caller: i would rather see just the popular vote. sometimes i do not think it is fair. but the one thing i wanted to call in about, about obama being a christian, one sunday morning about one year ago i was getting ready to worship and he was talking on television. i actually heard him say i am muslim. i was talking to a friend the other day and she said she heard the same thing. so, he is not a christian, he is a muslim. he said it on television. eyes and ears do not deny. host: i am sorry to say, i did that here that, i am looking at articles about that. if the president says he is a christian, does that matter to you? caller: did you hear him say that he was a christian? host: we have aired programs on c-span where he talks about his faith and background, yes. caller: i also heard him say that he is a muslim. besides, the other thing, he is profane to things that god has said in the bible. that are wrong. the gay style, and also abortion. and he is for that. host: do you look at mitt romney'
. >> bill: i hear that jesse jackson jr. might be stepping down. >> no. i don't know about that. >> bill: no running for office? no? >> that would be -- >> bill: but you plan to go back to chicago? >> i do plan to go back to chicago at this point. >> bill: not stay here as part of the federal government -- >> no. i think of, sort of in the spirit of the program think i will take this opportunity to go back and apply. >> bill: what do you tell the young people in 30 seconds who are out there not sure what they're going to do next in their life? >> consider applying. you know, i like many folks who hadn't heard of it, it is worth it to get on the web site and think about it. i think one of the least highlighted but really most significant parts of the program is the fellowship class. there are few professional opportunities at this point in your career where you can sort of be with such a diverse multidisciplinary group learning together. >> bill: great endorsement. from candace johnson -- jones. what am i sa
the music business and made michael jackson a superstar. "thriller" released on this date 30 years ago. of course the highest selling album ever. >>> it is our first glimpse of the latest in cars. the los angeles auto show kicks off today. we're going to see some familiar models like the toyota rav-4 and the ford fiesta. they get a makeover. there's also a new crop of electric and hybrids. they're going to be highlighted there. >> okay. the rav-4. casey wian is live in los angeles for a preview this morning. take us on a spin around. >> well, you were talking about that rav-4. they're introducing it at the los angeles auto show. the redesigned rav-4. i'm standing right here in front of one. you can see it's got slick, new styling. it's also got a new suspension system that allows the driver when it's in an all-wheel drive version of this car to select what kind of driving they are doing, whether up hills or sharp cornering and adjust the suspension that way. one of the other things we're seeing a lot at the auto show this year, downloadable apps for your car. this toyota e-2 system all
has this technovags. >> wearing a glove may not make a dance like michael jackson. but it could teach you how to play music. >> this is the music tough glove. it's going to teach you how to play a piano melody without you paying attention to it. >> reporter: created by students and professors at georgia tech the glove uses vibration to teach your fingers the notes of a song. so you're going to teach me how to play o susannah. i've got zero experience. never played before. >> we will have you wear the glove for hopefully around 30 minutes or so. you can be reading your e-mail or jogging or talking with me and the system will tap your fingers over and over again in the sequence of notes that you need to play the song. >> glove's off. ♪ >> everything except the end. >> yeah. >> along with teaching people how to play music, the glove could also be used to help people. >> this could be used to help people with partial spinal cord injuries recover some of the sensation and some of the dexterity in their hands. up to a year post-injury. >> like rick lynch, a quadriplegic who participated i
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are a say. coming almost a year to the day after stone wall jackson's death. grant's confidence was reward bid sheraton's battle field victory and the impressive post war achievement. when he was president, grant once told a congressman that sheraton had no superior as a general living or dead than possibly know call. sheraton said, grant, was capable more than general ship. he could manage a territory as any two nations can cover in a war. but sheraton would never risen so high nor would we have had city and counties named after him. [inaudible] circle in washington depicts sheraton the towering war house. the act of rallying the army at cedar creek green with age, statute conveyed the elect energy. lincoln and war secretary edwin stanton thought that 33-year-old sheraton too too young when he proposed in july that he command the new arm any of the shenandoah. sheridan's size contributed to the impression of youth that he projected. he was 5'5" and only 115 pounds in 1864. but as grants memorable belie areply -- i think you'll find him big enough for the job. before ate -- appointment, th
, the first re-elected president since andrew jackson in 1832 to win a smaller share of the popular vote in the first re-election than he did initially. when you look at it as the margin between him and mitt romney, right now is at 2.4 percentage points which would tie george w. bush in 2004 as the narrowest margin of victory in the popular vote ever for successfully re-elected president. which says something about the durability of the divisions in our country at the time. >> how divided our country really is. i want to show our viewers a map, real quick. so, this is something that you coin back in 2009, if i'm correct. you call it the blue wall. tell us what you mean by that and what does it show and tell us? >> this is another big part of the story. there are now 18 states. the 18 states of the blue wall have voted democratic in every presidential election since 1992. six straight times. that is the most states democrats have won that often ever, since the formation of the modern party system in 1828. what that means unless republicans can break into this, can kind of breach the blue
minute. ms. jackson lee: first, i think appropriate to to welcome back my colleagues and to congratulate all of those who have chosen again if re-elected to serve this great, great nation and for those for the first time who have the honor and privilege of being in this storied institution. we can come together and make a difference in the lives of americans and we can in fact find way to help the most vulnerable, the impoverished and those who work err day. i know we can solve this problem of sequestration. i lead now into something that is quite contrary to the idea of america's issues and problems. and ask my colleagues to join me in supporting a congressional gold medal for a little girl who was shot in the head by the taliban in pakistan, standing up for education for our children and for her fellow boys and girls. what an amazing young lady. now, healing in a british hospital, 61 million children worldwide are not enrolled in school. we're advocating or many around the world are advocating for a nobel peace prize for her. i believe the congressional gold medal symbolizes those who
? >> it pales in comparison. i remember jesse jackson sr. weeping there. i mean that was a once in a lifetime historical moment. >> ifill: i've heard many obama supporters say that re-electing the president was re-electing the president was even more important than electing him. >> you can't get to the second without the first. the first was a universal. >> woodruff: to interrupt you quickly to say we've just learned that governor romney is on his way to the convention center in boston. of course we'll take that. >> sure. i just think beyond the support of barack obama it was an afrming moment for america. it really was. >> ifill: and this is? this is an affirming moment for barack obama. and his supporters and the campaign. what he's trieded to do and what he wants to try to do but it isn't the same cosmic global emotional... >> woodruff: when you think about it, a year ago, six months ago, nine months ago, the over overwhelming prediction was this president could be beaten. this president was facing, and a year-and-a-half ago you look at any number of intervals over the last year or two, th
or or jessekson -- the eveevent jackson, that is the way that you grow. you could evolve into a james mcgrath or michelle. i'm ambivalent about it. the only problem i have with it is to maintain good standards. just be honest with what you're doing. make sure that you get the right name, make sure that you get the information right behind it. don't say, will you stand over this? if it is actuality and a real news event. i see a lot of young people and older folks that perhaps don't quite understand that. perhaps they will get a mentor and they will learn from those things. the only real thing that sticks in my craw, you have to blame a lot of this kind of scuffling to cover something to the deputy commissioner for public information. the issue to many credentials. you have this excessive coverage of an event and it was difficult for legacy media to do that because it was very difficult. it made it a lot harder. perhaps the difficulties will render a whole new kind of approach to composition. >> it is just too easy. want a bellyache too much because i don't think people really want to -- >> [t
of oprah winfrey and jesse jackson weeping. we look at the audience tonight, and there is a different reaction. a reminder of when the new england patriots won the first super bowl. after they won the first time, the expectation was, that we can win. you are talking about the coalition, this new coalition in the democratic party. i think it says something, not just to the republican party, but perhaps the rest of america. i was talking earlier to the head of the urban league. he made the point of this coalition, is becoming more mature. we talk about this coalition of young voters. of women and minorities, african-americans and hispanics. he made the point that not only should the republican party take notice, but perhaps the rest of america, corporate america, to take notice that america is changing. and perhaps not just the republican party, but also organizations. to look at diversity in a different way. because you see from this audience that they won a tough race. and they are certainly relieved. but there seems to be an expectation in this crowd that this is the direction americ
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